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13 December 2018 3:28 PM Eskom said to mull asset sales as billionaire Motsepe circles

Eskom is considering the sale of smaller assets as the state-owned power utility weighs solutions to a liquidity crisis that contributed to a wave of rolling blackouts, according to people familiar with the matter. The supplier of almost all South Africa’s power is in advanced talks to sell its home-loans business, with local billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s 18

13 December 2018 2:05 PM Rose chases leaders at storm-hit Indonesian Masters

Jakarta - Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an eagle 19

13 December 2018 1:48 PM South African stuntwoman Olivia Jackson sues for R39m after losing arm in horror crash

Cape Town – Local stuntwoman Olivia Jackson is suing various parties for R39m (£2.2m) after a horrific on-set crash during filming in South Africa, Sky News reports. The 35-year-old was seriously injured while filming a stunt on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Johannesburg. The accident took place in 2015 when she was a body double for Rosie 18

13 December 2018 1:34 PM Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital. "Earlier today, I appended my signature to the Peace Accord," Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. Abubakar, 72, was conspicuously 15

13 December 2018 4:35 AM French hopeful dies following on-pitch heart attack

Paris - A French teenager has passed away after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend. Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy at Bordeaux-Begles, the Parisian club said on Wednesday. The teenager also had surgery on a broken neck following Sunday's match. Back-rower Chauvin 17

12 December 2018 11:16 AM Egypt threatens Apple with legal action under competition law

Egypt has warned it will take legal action against Apple if the US tech giant fails to remove alleged "restrictions" on local distributors within 60 days. A decree threatening action was published in the official gazette on Monday after accusations from Egypt's Competition Authority that Apple had violated the country's competition law. It said the company 24

11 December 2018 1:34 PM Casper de Vries found 'bloodied, bruised and naked' in the street

Cape Town - Local comedian Casper de Vries was reportedly found "passed out and naked" in the streets of Linden, in Gauteng on Monday. The actor and comedian shared a series of photos on Instagram, showing his bruised face, writing: "Never drink sleepingpills and then wash it down with clean SKYY vodka. @deepfriedman found me passed out naked in the streets 24

11 December 2018 8:46 AM Elon Musk tweeted that SA's first Tesla showroom could open in 2019

Tesla owner Elon Musk, who was born in South Africa, tweeted that his electric car company could open its first store in Africa by the end of 2019. The 47-year-old was born in Pretoria and moved to Canada at the age of 17 to study at Queen's University. Musk posted a tweet about 11 new Tesla dealerships opening in the United States. One of his Twitter 27

11 December 2018 5:39 AM Bus full of suspects arrested for public violence, malicious damage to property

A bus full of suspects was escorted to the Sandton police station on Monday after the 105 occupants, alleged to be striking workers, were arrested on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, say Gauteng police. Spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said it was expected to take about two days to process and charge the group, suspected 19

10 December 2018 4:22 PM Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday. The seizure of Sharara oilfield prompted the company to declare a "force majeure" on exports from the field. "National Oil Corporation (NOC) hereby declares a state of force majeure at the Akakus-operated Sharara 27